Toronto Blue Jays vs Chicago Cubs Prediction, Pick and Preview, August 29 (8/29): MLB
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- Aug 29, 2022, 3:00:37 AM
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|Time||7:07 p.m. EST|
|Cubs money line||+190|
|Cubs run line||+1.5 (-105)|
|Blue Jays money line||-230|
|Blue Jays run line||-1.5 (-115)|
|Over / under||9.5|
|Chicago Cubs||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Road / home record||27-35||36-28|
|Last 10 record||4-6||6-4|
|Over / under record||55-64-9||65-59-1|
|Runs / game||4.11||4.66|
|Runs allowed / game||4.77||4.23|
The Toronto Blue Jays will host the Chicago Cubs to play a 3-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Cubs lost their last series against the Brewers and the Blue Jays were swept by the Angels. This is the first time these teams meet this season.
The Cubs get here with a 55-73 record and have lost 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 4.11 runs per game. They're batting for .239 AVG, 522 runs scored in 1026 hits and 129 home runs, ranking #22 in offense in the league behind the Cincinnati Reds. Patrick Wisdom is leading the team with 22 home runs and 58 RBI while Nico Hoerner has the better batting average with .295.
Defensively they are allowing 4.77 runs per game and rank #24 in the league. Keegan Thompson leads the pitching staff with a 3.97 ERA, 91 strikeouts and 9 wins recorded for the Cubs.
Javier Assad (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will be on the mound for the Cubs in the 1st game of the series. Assad will have the opportunity to build on his good MLB debut last week, when he struck out three batters in four scoreless innings in the opening game of a doubleheader against the Cardinals. The youngster should be able to keep his spot in the rotation until one of Keegan Thompson (back), Wade Miley (shoulder), or Adbert Alzolay (lat) returns from the disabled list.
Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays get here with a 68-58 record and have lost their last 3 games. The team is averaging 4.66 runs per game and they're batting for .261 AVG, have 582 runs scored in 1115 hits and 152 home runs, ranking #7 in offense in the league behind the Philadelphia Phillies. Vladimir Guerrero Jr leads the team with .285 ERA, 78 RBI and 26 home runs. Alejandro Kirk is batting for .302 AVG.
Defensively as they are allowing 4.23 runs per game and rank #16 in the league. All-Star Alek Manoah leads the team with a 2.60 ERA and 147 strikeouts recording 12 wins for the Jays.
Jose Berrios (9-5, 5.28 ERA) will be on the mound for the Blue Jays in the 1st game of the series. Berrios did not factor in the Red Sox's 3-2 extra-inning triumph on Wednesday. He struck out six batters while allowing two runs on five hits and one walk in six innings. He is 1-1 with an ERA of 5.23 and 6 strikeouts in 2 appearances against the Cubs in his career.
Chi Cubs are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road.
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Toronto.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games against Chi Cubs.
Toronto Blue Jays are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The Blue Jays were humiliated by the Angels, one of the worst teams in the league at home losing all of the 3 games against them. They'll now face another struggling team, the Cubs, who have lost 6 of their last 9 games and are 27-35 on the road this season. Javier Assad will take the mound for the Cubs who was outstanding in his debut vs Cardinals as he didn't allow any runs across 4 innings pitched. Jose Berrios will start for the Blue Jays who has been solid in his last 2 starts allowing 3 runs in 12.2 innings. The Blue Jays shouldn't be so heavy favorites and they also have been awful ATS at home so take the Cubs to cover the run line.
PICK: Cubs +1.5 (-105)
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